International

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QLTS: Sierra Leone now recognised

Sierra Leone has been added to the recognised jurisdictions list for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme.

Upcoming seminar: VAT in the GCC - Issues for lawyers to consider

The Omani-British Lawyers Association (OBLA) is hosting a seminar on the introduction of VAT in the GCC.

All in Africa and the Middle East

The Law Society's reception with Kazakh judges of the Kazakhstan judicial training programme

Read our blog on the networking reception held for 14 Kazakh judges on 5th June 2017. 

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Kyrgyzstan becomes a recognized QLTS jurisdiction

The Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) is a transfer scheme which provides qualified lawyers, who are not admitted as solicitors in England and Wales, with an alternative route to qualification as a solicitor of England and Wales. There is no experience or training contract required

All in CIS

Creating and delivering our own responses: First Roundtable on Women and the Law

20 June 2017

Read our blog on the first roundtable on the Women and the Law international programme of the Law Society. 

The Law Society's reception with Kazakh judges of the Kazakhstan judicial training programme

9 June 2017

Read our blog on the networking reception held for 14 Kazakh judges on 5th June 2017. 

45 years of UK-China relations: dialogue on the rule of law must be strengthened alongside the UK’s increasing trade interests

13 April 2017By Lizzette Robleto de Howarth

A blog on the discussions held at the reception to celebrate 45 years of UK-China relations. 

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Kazakhstan judicial training programme: opportunity for law firms to host a Kazakh Supreme Court judge

7 April 2017

The Law Society of England and Wales in partnership with the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, the Astana International Financial Centre (“AIFC”), and City University is organising a judicial training programme for 14 Kazakh judges and legal representatives. The programme will take place from 10 April to 22 September 2017.

The Law Society attended the farewell reception for Rob Fenn, Head of the Human Rights and Democracy Department (HRDD) at the FCO

7 April 2017

The Law Society attended the farewell reception for Rob Fenn, Head of the Human Rights and Democracy Department (HRDD) at the FCO

All International rule of law

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Attend a seminar on "Qualifying as a lawyer in the UK" on 5 July

The British-Albanian Law Association (BALA) hosts a seminar to inform you about everything you need to know about joining the lawyer’s profession

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Nobody is born knowing how to run a law firm

Read the advice from Grzegorz E. Wozniak on how to strive when starting out with your own law firm

All in Europe

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Click on the link below to see a list of the International department's activities for 2016.

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